By: Evan Jankens

If the Tigers are going to lose Max Scherzer to free agency then their next priority should be David Price, in my opinion.

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According to a report by Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of, they believe the St. Louis Cardinals are setting their sights on Max Scherzer and David Price.

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The report cites MLB sources that say the Cardinals are “exploring trades for left-handers Cole Hamels and David Price” and the possibility of signing Max Scherzer. The story also says no deals appear to be close.

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A second trade of Price surely would result in a lesser return, but it could give the Tigers the flexibility to re-sign Scherzer, who rejected a six-year, $144 million offer from the team last spring.
A Tigers official said on Wednesday, “We are happy with our starting pitching. We are not pursuing any upgrades.” However, sources say the Tigers have yet to approach Price about a contract extension – an indication that they might not view him as a long-term solution.